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December 9, 2016

On Fracking, EPA Should Stand With the Science

IPI expert referenced: Merrill Matthews

In a piece authored for The Hill’s Congress Blog, Merrill Matthews argues that EPA’s final hydraulic fracturing study should keep the conclusion set out in the report’s 2015 draft, in which the agency said it found no evidence fracking has led to “widespread, systemic impacts on drinking water resources in the United States.”

November 7, 2016

Fossil Fuels A Bedrock In Trump's Plan To "Make America Great Again"

IPI expert referenced: Merrill Matthews

Matthews said the push for renewable fuels envisioned by Clinton "is a drain on the federal coffers." 

October 31, 2016

No End in Sight for Standing Rock Protest Against Dakota Access Pipeline

IPI expert referenced: Merrill Matthews

Protesters say the pipeline that would carry crude oil across four states to Illinois is a threat to sacred land, and to the Missouri River. But Merrill Matthews says since the government and company reached out for input, brought in archaeologists to produce cultural surveys involving land and rerouted the pipeline in different areas to avoid "certain sensitive areas," the environmental community sees fighting pipelines as a next major way to be able to try to essentially hinder the fossil fuel industry. 

September 28, 2016

Ford Building Cars in Mexico

IPI expert referenced: Merrill Matthews
September 19, 2016

Blame for Ford's Mexico Move Falls On Obama Administration

"By moving their small cars to Mexico, which has skilled but cheaper labor, Ford hopes to break even or make a little profit off of them” said Merrill Matthews.

February 8, 2016

EPA Sets Renewable Fuel Mandate Below Legal Requirement

IPI expert referenced: Merrill Matthews

IPI's Dr. Merrill Matthews says repealing the mandate would be good for the economy and the environment. “Ending the Renewable Fuel Standard would immediately and dramatically increase the demand for oil, stabilize energy markets, boost the economy, and likely reduce carbon-dioxide emissions.”

February 2, 2016

Trump Vows to Cut EPA If Elected

IPI expert referenced: Merrill Matthews

"If either [Trump or Cruz] wins the White House, it’s the EPA's, not the human race's, existence that will be threatened,” IPI's Merrill Matthews said.

January 21, 2016

Obama Rejects Clean Power Plan Limits

IPI expert referenced: Merrill Matthews

“The better hope for ending the federal power grab may come from the states, which have found lots of new reasons to embrace the Constitution’s federalism and challenge federal overreach,” said IPI's Merrill Matthews.

January 7, 2016

Ethanol Backers Mobilize Against Ted Cruz

IPI expert referenced: Merrill Matthews

The Renewable Fuel Standard has been a boon to corn growers but hardly anyone else, writes Merrill Matthews, a resident scholar with the Institute for Policy Innovation in Dallas.

January 6, 2016

Ted Cruz Passes on Principle

IPI expert referenced: Merrill Matthews

As IPI’s Merrill Matthews wrote for the Wall Street Journal, ethanol mandates increase the cost of driving, adds more carbon dioxide to the atmosphere than do fossil fuels, and was crafted at a time when the junk science of “peak oil” was scaring entrepreneurial Americans into developing hydraulic fracturing and horizontal drilling technology that has transformed the U.S. into one of the world’s largest energy producers. That Cruz could back this policy and remain at the top of the polls in the Hawkeye State suggested that the fever associated with addiction to federal subsidies was breaking.


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